What is Shelf Improvement?



Shelf Improvement is the perfect treat for book-lovers. One mystery, gift-wrapped book delivered each month, specially chosen by the expert team at the Guardian Bookshop. Each book will be selected from the best recently published hardbacks, with three and six-month subscriptions available in fiction, non-fiction or a mix of both.

UK delivery is FREE and all books will be sent out on the 15th of each month.

Three month packages

Six month packages


Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Select your package
Step 2: Add to your basket and complete your order, using your own delivery address details when completing the purchase
Step 3: Fill in the address details of the recipient (if not for yourself) following the link in your order confirmation
Step 4: Download the gift certificate using the link in your order confirmation
Step 5: Sit back and wait for your first book to be delivered

Please note: Orders placed before the 7th of each month will receive their first book in the same month. Orders placed after the 8th of the month will receive their first delivery in the following calendar month.

For more information about how Shelf Improvement works, see our our Frequently Asked Questions.